1897-03-24 (122lbs) George Dixon w pts 25 Frank Erne, Broadway AC, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA

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1897-03-24 (122lbs) [[George Dixon]] w pts 25 [[Frank Erne]], Broadway AC, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA. Referee: Dick Roche. In a match made at 122lbs, Erne weighed in at a whopping 130¼lbs and was forced to pay forfeit as well as losing his claim at the weight to Dixon. Inside 122lbs, Dixon successfully reclaimed the title as he forced the lethargic Erne on to the back foot to win in easy fashion.  
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1897-03-24 (122lbs) [[George Dixon]] w pts 25 [[Frank Erne]], Broadway AC, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA. Referee: Dick Roche. In a match made at 122lbs, Erne, who weighed in at a whopping 130¼lbs, was forced to pay forfeit as well as losing his claim at the weight to Dixon. Inside 122lbs, Dixon successfully reclaimed the title as he forced the lethargic Erne on to the back foot to win in easy fashion.  
  
Meanwhile, in England, [[Willie Smith]] challenged [[Ben Jordan]], who was also claiming the English 122lbs title, on 27 March 1897 and within a week or so Smith was claiming to be the rightful English champion.
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Meanwhile, in England on 27 March 1897, [[Willie Smith]] challenged [[Ben Jordan]], who was also claiming the English 122lbs title, and within a week or so Smith was claiming to be the rightful English champion.
  
 
[[Category: 1897 Title Contests]]
 
[[Category: 1897 Title Contests]]
 
[[Category: Featherweight Division]]
 
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Revision as of 13:48, 7 December 2012

1897-03-24 (122lbs) George Dixon w pts 25 Frank Erne, Broadway AC, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA. Referee: Dick Roche. In a match made at 122lbs, Erne, who weighed in at a whopping 130¼lbs, was forced to pay forfeit as well as losing his claim at the weight to Dixon. Inside 122lbs, Dixon successfully reclaimed the title as he forced the lethargic Erne on to the back foot to win in easy fashion.

Meanwhile, in England on 27 March 1897, Willie Smith challenged Ben Jordan, who was also claiming the English 122lbs title, and within a week or so Smith was claiming to be the rightful English champion.

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